Here at The Nelson Tavern, we’re all about great food, cooked fresh to order, locally sourced ingredients, and quality cuts of meat and fish.

Our menu is carefully crafted by our Executive Head Chef Joe and his team.

We also have our very own pastry chef Hayley who creates all our beautiful homemade desserts.

Dawn and her team welcome your feedback.


The Nelson Bouillabaisse: £8.95/ Main £15.95

Selection of fish in a spiced tomato & paprika soup, roasted red pepper rouille &sun dried tomatocrostini.

Local Bread Board: £5.95

Local flavoured breads, Kalamata olives, balsamic, olive oil & homemade dukkha.

Seasonal Soup of the Day: £5.50

Served with locally sourced bread from Jennings in Lymington.

Crumbled Rosary Goat’s Cheese: £7.50

Trio of beetroot, pistachio crumb and tomato herb sauce vierge.

Pulled Ham Hock & Parsley Terrine: £6.95

Pickled baby vegetables, spiced apple chutney toast.

Crayfish & Smoked Salmon Cocktail: £7.95

Vodka bloody Mary Jelly, Marie Rose sauce and local brown bread.

Check out our daily specials.


The Nelson Chargrilled Beef Burger: £11.95

Crispystreaky bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, caramelized onions, rosemary bun, salad & fries.

Beer Battered Fish: £11.95

Triple cooked chips, crushed mint and lemon peas & homemade chunky tartar.

Guinness Infused Baked Ham: £10.95

Crispy duck egg, pineapple and cracked black pepper salsa, triple cooked chips.

Pie of the Day: £11.95

Roast garlic and tarragon greens, choice of potatoes and red wine gravy.

Pan Roasted Salmon: £15.95

Celeriac 3 ways, red chard, preserved lemon, confit garlic and chervil dressing.

12 Hour Confit Pork Belly: £16.95

Razorback ale gravy caramelised apple mash, black pudding crumble & wilted spinach.

Baby Aubergine, Parsnip & Butternut Squash Madras: £13.50

Almond, apricot &coriander rice & caraway flatbread & mango chutney.

Pan Roast Tail of Beef Fillet: £17.95

Portobello mushroom & Madeira sauce, bone marrow, triple cooked chips, water cress & pickled shallots.

Pan Roast Chicken Breast: 13.95

Thyme fondant potato, Brancott Estate& chicken jus, fricassee of spring vegetables with lemon & tarragon, sage & onion bon bon.


Kalamata Olives £2.50

Seasonal Greens £2.50

Fries £2.50

Cheesy Fries £2.95

Garlic bread £2.50

Cheesy garlic bread £2.95

Sunday Roasts


Our roast dinners are served with a Yorkshire pudding, duck fat & garlic roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, red wine gravy & Joe’s cauliflower cheese.


Nicky and Brian welcome you to our newly refurbished pub within walking distance of Mudeford Quay.

We hope you enjoy our freshly homemade food prepared by our Executive head chef Joe and his team.

The Nelson Tavern has three other sister pubs. So if you’re in Lyndhurst pop into the Stag hotel, Southampton you have the Flying Dutchman and in Salisbury you have the boat house.

Sandwiches £7.50

Served Monday to Saturday 12-3

All served with seasonal salad, apple & fennel slaw & French fries.

Rare Roast Beef

Dill pickle, wild rocket, horseradish.

Goats Cheese

Beef tomato, pine nut and rustic basil pesto.

Crispy Pork

Caramelized onion, roasted red peppers and BBQ sauce.

Char-Grilled Chicken & Streaky Bacon Club Sandwich

Beef tomato lettuce & mustard mayo.

Hand Carved Ham

Cheddar & spiced apple chutney.

Cray fish

Marie Rose sauce, cos lettuce & beef tomato.

If you require information regarding the presence of allergens in any of our food or drink, please ask your server who will be happy to provide this information.

Whilst a dish may not contain a specific allergen due to the wide range of ingredients used in our kitchen foods maybe at risk of cross contamination by other ingredients.